It’s a real dilemma these days when you’re wishing for weather. Do I want a clear blue sky and the accompanying freezing cold, or do I want overcast skies and rain with a more moderate temperature. It’s a tough choice. I’m one of those people who would always rather be hot than cold. Even on the hottest dog days of summer, I will rarely complain. In some weird karmic scorecard in my mind, I feel that complaining about hot weather is somehow traitorous. Like Mother Nature will say, “Ok, buddy – you don’t like it hot? Well, how about a week of cold nasty rainy weather in July to teach you a lesson!”

So, the last few days have been a mixed bag for me. I love that I can see the sunrise in the morning and that the sun is out all day and I don’t feel this overwhelming sense of gloom – but man, it has really been unpleasantly cold. I’ve even dug out my old and extremely ugly green down jacket (with a giant tear under the right arm). I used to have great cold tolerance, I grew up in the Midwest after all. But ten years in New Orleans melted my inner cold tolerance down to a sad little puddle. I don’t even go home to see the folks over Xmas anymore – I cannot handle the Ohio cold. If I have to go outside, I just hug myself tight, take little baby steps and whimper.

It looks like tomorrow might be a nice compromise – 44 degrees and sunny. I can handle that. And then we’re back to the rains on the weekend…

3 Comments so far

  1. McAngryPants (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    It was 23 this morning. Now, being a boy with a bit of flesh on his bones I don’t normally belly ache about it being chilly…but my butt was freezing to my bike. Actually, just need better shoes and gloves. Everything else warms up at about mile 2.

  2. chris (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

    It’s selfish.. but I just want snow downtown… snow that shuts us down.. if only for a day.

  3. Matt in Overlook (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 12:02 am

    I am all for some rain, clouds and slightly warmer temps. I know its winter but last time I checked PDX was well below the arctic circle.

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